Junior Paleontology Program

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Summer Junior Paleontology Program

-Rising 7th and 8th Graders


The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools is a one-of-a-kind science research institution: a nationally-accredited museum housed on the school campus. With a collection of over 150,000 specimens, including rare discoveries spanning 500 million years of global history, the Museum is a perfect site for students to dig into science and explore the fossil record.

This ten-day residential program will immerse rising 7th and 8th grade students in the world of the research scientist as they learn the latest methods and technologies for reconstructing our prehistoric world.


➜ Learn alongside world-renowned paleontologists through hands-on work with real fossils in the Alf Museum’s state-of-the-art research and fossil prep labs

➜ Explore the Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, and Los Angeles Natural History Museum

➜ Travel through the cosmos at Webb’s own Hefner Observatory, housing a Celestron-14 telescope

➜ Live and study with enthusiastic students in this highly selective program, limited to 20 students per 10-day session

➜ Create 3-D scans of fossils, then print one to take home with you

➜ Catalog your fossil finds so they can be placed into the permanent collections of the Alf Museum with your name listed as identifier